Wearing Black / Dark Clothes In Summer

I don’t know if it still exists, but years ago there was a website making fun of goths in summer. Personally, I usually don’t suffer in the heat even when wearing black.


What do you wear in summer? Do you feel it’s hard to dress gothy when it’s really hot?

I do like wearing dresses but when it’s very, very, very hot I always find shorts and tank tops comfortable, too.


I don’t always wear dark clothes, though. On some days I wear colorful outfits, too. I like finding themes and then dress accordingly.


Corpgoth – Or: “Are you attending a funeral today?”

I just realized that I’ve been posting several outfit photos on my Instagram account these last couple of days. So I think I should be posting them here as well.

The last article I wrote last year in November… I’m so sorry that I didn’t invest more time in this blog.

Let’s start blogging again, shall we?


 I wore this dress yesterday. at work, some people really liked it while others asked me if I’d attend a funeral later that day.


Yep, the shoulders are precisely covered – as if I had measured it. My new boss seems to be okay with showing more shoulder than this, though. I’m glad her views are more modern.

So, how have you all been doing lately? I stayed in touch with most of you on Facebook and Instagram but maybe some of you still keep my blog in their feeds? If you do, thank you so very much.

I’m very much alive…

No, no, I’m not dead and gone, I’ve pretty much been here all the time. I was on vacation, though, and didn’t get to spending much time online.

Check out my FB profile to see what I’ve been up to lately. Or even better: my new IG account.

PHOTO CHALLENGES – #filolifephotoaday & #planneraddictsphotochallenge1

A looong time ago I got an Instagram account and used it for a while because it was fun to snap pictures with my smartphone. But then the phone got older and every app started working so slow…

But one or two days ago I found my way back to Instagram, now using my new phone. Yippieh!🙂 That’s why I decided to take part in two photo challenges, both starting on September 1st:

I’ve never done a challenge which lasts a whole month before. Have you? How did it work for you?

Are you using IG, too? Leave me a link if you like. I’m @SalKaye.

3 Years???


WordPress just told me that I registered with them exactly 3 years ago. Wow, has it really been that long?

Steampunk Fashion: How To Add “Steam” To Your Wardrobe

“How To Add Steam To Your Wardrobe”  seems to be the most-read article on my blog. For those of you who are still interested in it – here it is once more.

Still Dark @ Heart

Steampunk is getting more and more popular by the day. I like this genre a lot, too, and I spend hours staring at all those great Steampunk Outfits one finds when browsing the internet. When I was younger I would have gone hunting for my own Steampunk Outfit. I would have loved it, worn it to festivals and conventions and I would have felt awesome in it.

But alas! I’m not 20 anymore. Nowadays, mine is the average life of the working population. And I have to dress accordingly. But there’s still a tiny spark deep inside that wants to dress differently…

Has this happened to you, too? Did you turn into quite an average person – like me –  but would love to add a little “steam” to your wardrobe… Then dare doing the unthinkable! Dare having a closer look into your closet…😉

Steampunk Fashion – It’s All…

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Personal Planner

Hi guys,

I’ve been wanting to tell you about my newst love – a planner by fILOFAX – but I was so busy that I didn’t take one single picture of my beautiful red Domino and therefore didn’t blog.😦

I hope to share photos some time next week. Until then I might even be able to show you the other two planners I ordered today… Guess I’m addicted to planners and organizers now…😉

NF Challenge

I’ve just joined the next Nerd Fitness Challenge, starting tomorrow. For the next 6 weeks I’ll try to achieve these goals:

1) Take 2 classes/week at my local gym. Take 1-2 extra classes whenever possible.
2) Cut down on sugar/eat less candy and fast food.
3) Walk 5-10 extra minutes with the dog each day.
4) Be a better homemaker.

I’m trying to take it easy.

My introductory post on the NF forums is here. 

If you’d like to follow my progress and leave me encouraging comments, check out my health and fitness blog: A Quest For Health & Happiness.

Is anybody else taking part in this? Add me as a friend on the NF site.

A Summerless Country

Germany has never been a country offering warm and sunny days to tourists. Our beaches are known for a chilly wind and the cold sea water.

But usually there is at least a small amount of time that feels like spring and summer every year.

Not so in 2013.

It is cold and rainy and I have turned the heating back on.
I am wearing a turtleneck sweater and a corduroy blazer to keep from freezing.

Weekends are spent inside, watching movies and soccer matches or leveling my alts in Atzeroth.

Were has summer gone? Can’t it at least be a little sunny on some days?

I am so sick of this depressing weather.